St. John the Compassionate Mission


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Pancake Mix & Syrup

Canned Tomatoes
, Tomato Sauce

, Herbs
Dried Beans, Lentils
Winter gloves
Winter coats

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Vesper Service of St. John the Compassionate Mission
November 10, 2018
“Orthodox Christians serving the whole community”
By: Presbytera Maria Drossos

Through the prayers of St. John the Compassionate who’s feast day we celebrate today….

When we celebrate the feast days of our glorious saints, we take time to pray and reflect on their life and what can we learn from their example.

St. John’s humility and compassion challenged society and upended the priorities by putting care of the poor and needy first. What a prophetic message for us for especially today! His boundless generosity and mercy with material possessions and spiritual help reached beyond his patriarchal see of Alexandria, even into Palestine and other parts of the world at that time. May he continue to guide and intercede for us all and for this holy Mission here.

Ok, so, here’s the first of a few confessions tonight…

I don’t know why I agreed to speak here tonight. I guess I have a hard time saying “no” to Fr. Nicolaie or to Fr. Roberto since first stepping foot here over 18 years ago.

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Mission Life as a Teenager
by Daniel Tibayan - September 2017

My name is Daniel and I’ve been a part of the parish of St John the Compassionate Mission for about 4 years now. Being the ripe age of 18, I am part of the youth at the Mission. Finding St John’s was one of the most impactful things that have happened to my life thus far. I grew up attending an Anglican church, so there were a lot of changes that I had to go through. Changes like making the sign of the cross, venerating icons and my least favourite of everything, fasting.
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St. John the Compassionate Mission is in co-operation with local neighbourhood groups and Social Services in Toronto serving anyone in need since 1986. St John the Compassionate Mission is incorporated as a non-profit organization and issues tax receipts. St John's is an Apostolate of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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